Friday, July 10, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 7/10/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

They say he's locked and loaded for the season.

I recently participated in a roto-league draft and made sure to get Corey Seager. This is his first season back, after a disastrous 2018, so I am expecting big things from him.

Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1953 the Dodgers collectively hit a home run in 24 consecutive ballgames. This day's homer was hit by Roy Campanella against Giants pitcher Sal "The Barber" Maglie. Unfortunately, that would be the only run Brooklyn scores. They would lose 6-1. In 1971 the Dodgers signed future Hall of Fame reliever Hoyt Wilhelm. He would retire a year later at the age of 49. As a Dodger he got into 25 games, recorded four saves, a 1.047 WHIP and an 3.14 ERA. Not too bad for a guy in his middle-ages.
  • Happy Birthday, Scott AlexanderLarry Burright & Bob Bailor!

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 7/9/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

That was a lot of fun.

last night the Dodgers played a little three-inning intrasquad game at Dodger Stadium and it was glorious. I miss these guys. You can watch the game here.

Photo above of Justin Turner via the Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1996 Dodger catcher Mike Piazza is crowned the All-Star Game MVP. He lead the National League to a 6-0 victory by slugging a solo home run in the 2nd inning and a two-out RBI double in the 3rd inning. You can watch Piazza All-Star highlights and an postgame interview hereIn 2011 Juan Uribe broke up a potential no-no with two outs in the ninth inning against the Padres by walloping a double. Then the Dodgers proceeded to win the game, 1-0 (boxscore), on a walk-off single by Dioner Navarro
  • Happy BirthdayTurner BarberFred Johnston & Ray Thomas!

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

2019 Leaf Valiant Baseball -- All the Dodger Prospects

I don't know why Leaf does this. Once again they release a new card set (just last week), but claim it is a 2019 product. Why? I dunno. Nevertheless, here's a gander at the Dodgers' included in this prospect set. Check them all out below. Go here for a complete checklist.

Base Autographs

#BA-GL1 Gavin Lux        #BA-JL1 Jimmy Lewis

2020 Negro Leagues Legends Baseball Card Set - Jackie and Campy

Here is something completely new. Featured is a Negro League Baseball card set that uses images created by noted Baseball artist Graig Kreindler. In fact, the original portraits can be seen at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) as part of its Centennial Celebration until July 31, 2020. You can purchase a complete set here, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, and the Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee. Retail price is $59.95 and it is limited to 5,000 sets total. Below is a look at future Dodgers, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella. Unfortunately, ballplayers like Don Newcombe or Joe Black are not a part of the set. Go here to check out a complete checklist.


#10 Jackie Robinson - 1945 Kansas City Monarchs (road)

2020 Topps On-Demand #9 - Dynamic Duals - All the Dodgers'

Here's a look at the Dodger cards found in Topps 2020 On-Demand set #9 called Dynamic Duals. A total of 950 base sets were sold online. Go here to check out a complete checklist. Below are all of the Dodgers'.


#10 Gavin Lux / Dustin May

Blog Kiosk: 7/8/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

I've been absolutely swamped lately, so I apologize for the lack of recent post.

Check out the always cheery Joc Pederson showing his love for the game, via a tweet from the Dodgers.

We're so close to watching Baseball -- I can almost taste it. In fact, the Dodgers are holding an intrasquad game this afternoon, at 6:40 PM, that will be streamed live on the Dodgers’ Twitter and Facebook with commentary from Alanna Rizzo and Nomar Garciaparra. It’s expected to last 3 innings.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1901 the Brooklyn Superbas defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-5, as a result of a questionable call by the umpire. This act infuriates Cardinals fans, to the point of rushing umpire Hank O'Day and giving him a split lip. He has to be rescued by the police. In 1907 Cubs manager Frank Chance, after being pelted with pop bottles, hurls a bottle back at the crowd that cut's a boy's leg. This resulted in a mob that forces Chance to leave the park in an armored car witha police escort after the Cubs defeat the Dodgers, 5-0 (boxscore). In 1949 Giants infielder Hank Thompson faced Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe at the plate -- marking the first time a black batter hit against a black pitcher in Major League history (boxscore). Thompson would hit a pop fly to third in his first at-bat, and go 0-for-2 with a walk overall In 1980 the All-Star Game is played at Dodger Stadium. The National League wins, 4-2 (boxscore), for the ninth consecutive time.
  • Happy Birthday, George HunterRowdy ElliottTex WilsonGeorge FallonCharlie GilbertGeorge CulverLerrin LaGrowMike RamseyDanny Ardoin & Ferdinand Abell (one of the original founders of the Dodgers)!